another hen ladder
I built a new ladder because the one on the left wasn’t as good. The one on the left has little duck tape pieces on the steps. See it? I put the screw in the other side, so the pointy end of the screw poked through a little, so I duck taped them. They must be molting, see the hen feathers on the old ladder?
What if their little palm stepped on the point of the screw? I couldn’t take the chance of that happening, so I built the new one. $4.00 for the board in the scrap pile at Home Depot, almost $8.oo for the recycled tire piece that comes in a square in the garden part of Home Depot. I cut through it with a saw and a cardboard box cutter. Here’s a close up photo below:
I screwed in the rubber piece and hope it’s good for the hens feet. Will they slip in the winter? We’ll see. I haven’t seen anyone online using these recycled rubber for hen ladders yet.
Below: another view so you can see how I propped up the ladder with a pink brick (hen is in the way). They are going in for the night.